Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I am loving life!

I did it, well...Santa did it. I came home from Amarillo the other day with a travel trailer behind my truck. It is now beside my house. And, in Clark Griswald fashion, I am soon to take the family to The Palo Duro Canyon!
I am sure to blog about our experience with the new trailer and the Canyon in December.
Man, what a great Christmas! Kris got a dog, Katy Baby got about 1,000 new dolls, and David got a science lab. Of course they got too much. And I am sure a lot of those toys will end up at the bottom of the closets. But, it sure was a fun Christmas morning.
If you know me at all, you know that once I get my mind on something I can not get it out of my head. I started thinking about this trailer about 6 months ago. I fought it and I fought it, until I made the mistake and went by to visit with ole' Jack at Sisemore Traveland. Oops! Once I was there and saw what I just had to have, it was all over except the cryin!
Of course I paid too much for it, of course I am in over my head, and of course I should have passed. But...Man, it is so AWESOME!
Just look at the pictures...
Just look at the room...
I cannot believe I own a travel trailer.
Poor Amanda and the kids. I am really just like Clark Griswald.
I will blog about our trip soon.
Wish us luck.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Christmas brings about great feelings and joy. It also brings about thoughts of change when reflecting on or looking back on past Christmas holidays. I read Sharon Blackburn's blog and she really got me to thinking. (Great post, Sharon!)
Last Christmas was a tough one for my family. My mom got sick and had to stay in the hospital over the Christmas break. She spent Christmas morning in a hospital bed. It was awful. I felt so sorry for her. (and being selfish, sorry for myself, cause I didn't have my mom with us at Christmas!)
My cousin was dying of pancreatic cancer, and we all knew she wouldn't be with us much longer. That was tough.
A family tradition on my mom's side is we (35+ people) all sing Christmas songs and always end with "silent night" before we open gifts.
Last year no one but the kids made it through "silent night" cause Teri Jane, (my cousin) and my mom. As I look back on that night I think how bad that feeling was. But in the same thought, I am reminded of how thankful I am that God provided me that memory of Teri in her rocking chair singing, laughing, and spending Christmas with us one last time...As long as I live I will never forget that and other images of that night. That in a sense I guess is what it is really all about...
Merry Christmas everybody! I hope this year's Christmas fills you with joy, peace, love, and happiness!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


So I am at work Friday and start to get a little uncomfortable in my lower back. No big deal, I have occasional back pain and thought it would pass... But boy howdy was I wrong!
It is all pretty comical now...but at the time I thought I had a alien in my kidney trying to cut himself out of my back.
I am not joking, worst pain I have ever had. I couldn't get comfortable and honestly thought I was in trouble. So much trouble in fact, that I limped to the gym to get my B.I.L. to take me to the E.R...but, the pain let up and I only went to see my friend Peter Jones at the Family Clinic. Pete took care of me. Gave me a C.T. scan and discovered that my alien was only a 3 mil. sized stone. Big enough for me to pass on my own. I hope I passed it. I don't know if I did, but I feel fine. I really don't want that pain again. If I do, I will know what it is and will instantly get in the fetal position and weep like a baby.
I am really embarrassed by the whole deal. I do appreciate everyones calls and concerns. I just wish no one knew about it. Of course when I am lying in the Assistant's Principal office floor rolling in pain in front of God and everybody it is hard to keep it hush-hush.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Random thoughts

As always, I am sitting here at my desk at home instead of getting ready for bed. And as always, I am reading blogs and past posts that I have written. So, I decided to add another post. Only thing is, I have nothing to post about...
Random Thoughts:

-As I was watching the basketball games tonight, I could actually feel myself getting sick. Scratchy throat, upset stomach, the works. Now I have a fever. Awesome...

-Ran a mile today...trying to work up to 3 in 3 weeks. But of course, I am getting poorly feelin'. Figures...

-Trying to lose weight and be healthier...goal is to be 225 by 35...I hope I can do it, gotta stop overeating though...I love to eat.

-My son wants Rosetta Stone for Christmas. Wants to learn Japanese so he can understand the Godzilla movies he watches. Smart kid. I tried to explain to him what it was...still wants it...Crazy.

-What is invisalign? Will it work?

-Camper or not?

-Why does fever make you ramble?

-House is decorated for Christmas. Looks awesome. I love it. Not looking forward to taking it down. Gonna try talking Amanda into keeping it up all year.

-Katy is better from her illness...I am so glad. Every time one of my kids get sick, I always think the worst. Thank God for my children's health.

-Why are Pirates so cool?....Cause, they just AARRRRRRRRR!